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User Review  - Nancyjcbs - LibraryThing

This was such an incredible, important book. Patrisse Cullors is one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. This memoir explains how her life's experiences led to this role. She grew ... Read full review

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User Review  - streamsong - LibraryThing

The author is one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. She vividly recounts her childhood, where black teenagers and men in her neighborhood were routinely questioned and harassed by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Othemts - LibraryThing

This memoir depicts Patrisse Khan-Cullors life growing up in a poor neighborhood in Los Angeles, where her family and community were under constant surveillance and harassment from the police. Her ... Read full review

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User Review  - willszal - LibraryThing

Although, like any book, there are critiques I could offer, I won't go there this time; this book demands respect. Khan-Cullors tells her story, the story of an average black woman in America. Her ... Read full review

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As one of the founding organizers of the Black Lives Matter movement, Patrisse Cullors describes personal encounters with law enforcement and the criminal justice system that have precipitated her resolve to broadcast the message that Black Lives Matter. Exploring the intersection of gender, race, age, able-bodiedness, economics, housing, association and politics, the work co-authored by Asha Bandele (a journalist and poet) provides critical insights into how media messaging is used to frame public discourse. The entire work paints a canvas of incredulity about injustice but the chapters titled “Twelve” and “Bloodlines” go straight to the heart of the matter: what we are called and who we are are impossibly intertwined when self-concepts remain uncertain. This is a book about being liberated from labels that maintain hegemony. NECESSARY reading for any racial literacy initiatives, this book offers many of the same warning made by revolutionary writers & thinkers of the 1950s and 1960s. The volume is a reclamation of sorts and deserves to be read, reread, listened to and digested in conversations large or small. Highly recommended. 

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User Review  - LinzFG - LibraryThing

So so good. Read full review


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